Galapagos Land Tour Santa Cruz Island
Experience the wildlife and beauty of Santa Cruz Island on this Galapagos land tour. Pose with a giant tortoise, swim with turtles and watch marine iguanas and numerous bird species. Follow Charles Darwin’s footsteps while exploring Santa Cruz and opt to visit other islands as well. The Galápagos Islands offer a plethora of exotic wildlife and picturesque landscapes.
- Tour Name: Galapagos Land Tour Santa Cruz Island
- Price: $1250 US
- Duration: 4 days
- Country: Ecuador
- Tour Type: Private or Group
- Start & Finish: Baltra, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
- Tour Code: EGSC4
- Activities: Nature, Culture
Price per person sharing in a double or twin room, min. 2:
- All year – from $1250 US
- Rates are lower for larger groups
- 3 nights hotel
- 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches
- Activities listed with nature guide
- Snorkeling equipment
- Flight from mainland to Galapagos (average $400 US return airfare)
- Galapagos Migration Card (US$ 20 per person)
- Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park (US$ 100 per person )
- Visas, tips, souvenirs, and items of a personal nature.
- Add on mainland Ecuador tour
- Add on included dinners
Day 1 Arrival in Galapagos
Fly from mainland Ecuador to Baltra, Santa Cruz Island. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. On route, you will take in the highlands stopping to see Giant Tortoises in their natural habitat.
Days 2 & 3 Santa Cruz Island
Hop on a boat for an excursion to another island with a bilingual naturalist guide. Choose to snorkel or hike to catch glimpses of the amazing wildlife. Explore the diversity of the Galapagos Islands.
Choose boat tours from these islands:
Bartolome Island: Discover amazing landscapes, and fascinating geological formations. Consequently, there is great opportunity for snorkeling.
North Seymour Island: The main fauna species of this island are Land Iguanas, the magnificent Frigate bird with their incredible scarlet regular pouch, blue-footed boobies with their particular courtship dance and sea lions surfing across the waves.
South Plazas: This is a small island with an outstanding concentration of wildlife, dramatic cliffs, spectacular natural red carpet of algae and generally great contrasts.
Santa Fe: This Island has a lot of diversity. The lagoons of Santa Fe Island provide an excellent place for snorkeling alongside colorful fishes, sea lions, giant tuna and even small sharks are often sited there.
Day 4 Depart
Visit the Charles Darwin Station where the highlight is the tortoise breeding centre. Finally, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.